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Offline ArizonaTank

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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 10:15:32 AM »
At 5400m (17,500 ft) down, at least it won't be ravaged by wreck thieves looking for cheap steel....

Agree, too far down.

But the steel is actually quite valuable.

Here is why steel from sunken WWII and prior ships is so valuable:
http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/curriculum-blogs/engineering-blogs/why-do-we-build-medical-scanners-from-sunken-battleships
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Re: Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet found
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 04:44:39 PM »
So Bikini Atoll's wrecks should be pretty safe from pillaging...
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